Man, you can get ANYTHING on the Internet, including, apparently, Romanian orphans.
Prime Minister Adrian Nastase said that before the ban, Romanian orphans had been sold using the Internet for as much as $50,000.
"Unfortunately ... we had cases in which children became a kind of commodity exposed on different sites and by agreement with certain organizations without the state being able to intervene," Nastase told a group of Romanian diplomats on Friday.
He didn't say when the alleged sales took place or whether any suspects were under investigation.
Western countries, including the United States, have pressed for lifting the ban, arguing that the children would have a chance at a better line in their countries.
The government plans to roll back the ban this year, but Nastase said it would only be partial.
A limited number of orphans could be adopted by foreigners "as a last resort to solve the problem of institutionalized children (but) only in certain cases in which they would be provided with a decent standard of living."
Actually, I don't think the problem in this case is the Internet. I think the Romanian government would be better served by taking a look at their own problems and their inability to care for orphans before they begin pointing fingers. Technology did not create this problem. The Romanian government did.